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Weather Channel Says Safety at Risk in Dispute
ABC News ^ | 1/12/2014 | DAVID BAUDER

Posted on 01/12/2014 1:06:53 PM PST by UB355

The Weather Channel asked its viewers Saturday to urge Congress to intervene in its business dispute with DirecTV, arguing that it can harm public safety if the satellite system pulls the network off the air for nearly 20 million viewers.

The network's contract with DirecTV expires at the end of Monday. If an agreement on how much DirecTV pays The Weather Channel is not reached by then, TWC will likely stop airing on the system.

The Weather Channel is asking for a "negligible" increase in what DirecTV pays to air the channel, spokeswoman Shirley Powell said. While hoping for an agreement, "right now it's not looking so good."

DirecTV notes that there are many other ways its customers can get weather forecasts.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: cable; twc
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1 posted on 01/12/2014 1:06:53 PM PST by UB355
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To: UB355

Why should Congress get involved??


2 posted on 01/12/2014 1:08:12 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: UB355

If it could harm public safety, then I think I should get free DirectTV.


3 posted on 01/12/2014 1:09:34 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: UB355

It’s good for a laugh if nothing else.

NBC has done an excellent job of converting WC into a propaganda device for “climate change”.

And they have “news” segments from MSNBC.


4 posted on 01/12/2014 1:09:35 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: GeronL
Why should Congress get involved??

My thoughts exactly.
5 posted on 01/12/2014 1:10:04 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: UB355

The Weather Channel is pure Global Warming propaganda and hype. We used to watch it but haven’t in a very long time.


6 posted on 01/12/2014 1:10:07 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: UB355

I’ve got DirecTV and have NEVER watched the Weather Channel (Too many environmental wackos). I’ve been safer than hell without it. This is goofy.


7 posted on 01/12/2014 1:10:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: UB355

IT’s a contract dispute...keep the dang government out of it.
Freegards LEX


8 posted on 01/12/2014 1:10:21 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: UB355

I noticed recently that there’s another 24hr weather channel at 361 - Weather Channel at 362.

The Weather Channel is not a public health necessity


9 posted on 01/12/2014 1:10:55 PM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: UB355

Is there a business left that is able to survive without running to nanny government?


10 posted on 01/12/2014 1:11:00 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: UB355

Skywarn.org has chapters throughout the country. These are the weather spotters and you can listen to their reports on local radio frequencies


11 posted on 01/12/2014 1:13:47 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: UB355; GeronL

“.......arguing that it can harm public safety if the satellite system pulls the network off the air....”

I don’t watch TV. That said I say Horses*&t to the above, and Bulls*&t to TWC, and their Globull Warming hype.

True GeronL “Why should Congress get involved??”


12 posted on 01/12/2014 1:14:48 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: nascarnation

I thought I remembered someone bought the weather channel. NBC, explains a lot.


13 posted on 01/12/2014 1:14:52 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I’ve got DirecTV and have NEVER watched the Weather Channel (Too many environmental wackos). I’ve been safer than hell without it. This is goofy.

Who needs any sort of TV weather, when you can immediately get the weather for any city you want from the Net, instead of watching TV (and its commercials) until it gets to the thing you want to know?

14 posted on 01/12/2014 1:15:39 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: UB355

If there is a hint of bad weather, the major channels are broadcasting nonstop.


15 posted on 01/12/2014 1:15:50 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: UB355
Sounds like BS to me.The Weather Channel ain't the only source of weather info...by a long shot.
16 posted on 01/12/2014 1:16:09 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: UB355

When I want up-to-the-minute coverage of incoming dangerous local weather, I always turn to the channel that spends 95% of its its time covering national weather trends and spreading Global Warming propoganda.

/s


17 posted on 01/12/2014 1:16:25 PM PST by digger48
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I find the WeatherChannel useful for the little box I get when I push the red button on my DirecTV remote that shows the current temp and forecast for my location and 5 zipcodes I can enter. It helps me keep track of what the temps are where my relatives/friends live.


18 posted on 01/12/2014 1:16:38 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: UB355

Weather Channel..you mean “look out the window and there’s the weather’ channel”?


19 posted on 01/12/2014 1:16:46 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: libertarian27

Thank you. I’m adding it to my remote selection.


20 posted on 01/12/2014 1:17:38 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: UB355
The Weather Channel asked its viewers Saturday to urge Congress to intervene in its business dispute with DirecTV,...

Wow.

I never really watch the weather channel. Sounds as exiting as "the bowling channel" or "the drying paint" channel. So, there wasn't a lot of respect there to lose, but what little there was is now lost.

21 posted on 01/12/2014 1:17:51 PM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: UB355
The Weather Channel is a joke. Who would ever rely on them for a reliable weather forecast? They are nothing but drama queens and alarmists. Every time there's a storm, they send "reporters" out in the field to bend in the wind and hold on to their hats while people walk around behind them going about their normal activities.

This isn't Weather channel but this hilarious video shows the absurdity to which these TV weather people will stoop to in order to make it seem like the world is coming to an end. And they will tell you it's all due to "global warming" and George Bush!

22 posted on 01/12/2014 1:19:43 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: UB355

Huh? The Weathe Channel sees itself as a public utility, or it now believes it has the power of blackmail.

They are freaking nuts.


23 posted on 01/12/2014 1:19:50 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: UB355

We can all get along just fine without the Weather Channel.
They are simply not as competitive nor correct as many other sources.

My local radar, common sense, and the Saturday Summary from Joe Bastardi serve me more than adequately.

http://www.weatherbell.com


24 posted on 01/12/2014 1:20:25 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: UB355

But...but....WHAT am I going to do w/o my TorCon hysterics....know what the name is of the next winter storm....or my morning with Wake Up With Al “I pooped my pants” Roker?

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BWWWWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I hope they get the boot.

I’ll stick with Joe Bastardi.


25 posted on 01/12/2014 1:20:32 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: UB355

The WC rarely shows the weather prediction, but has all sorts of other time fillers filling their time..


26 posted on 01/12/2014 1:20:51 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: UB355

Bookmarked and bump.


27 posted on 01/12/2014 1:21:14 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: UB355

This from the clowns who started “naming” cold fronts.


28 posted on 01/12/2014 1:22:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nascarnation

Wx Channel is pretty much of a waste... except for Iceberg Hunters. I liked that show but I think its canceled.


29 posted on 01/12/2014 1:22:56 PM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: PapaBear3625
Exactly. That is what I use. Being a retired aviator, I like to check the weather radar on the net FOR MY AREA because I don't care what the weather is in the midwest, northeast or Fuji. It doesn't affect me. I don't need someone else to tell me what the weather is going to do. I also have a "weather rock" swinging in my backyard that works out very well.
30 posted on 01/12/2014 1:23:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: UB355
The Weather Channel is asking for a "negligible" increase in what DirecTV pays ...

If the increase is negligible, why doesn't the Weather Channel absorb the cost? As was demonstrated in "The Princess Bride";

Vizzini: ... INCONCEIVABLE.
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

31 posted on 01/12/2014 1:23:24 PM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: SamAdams76

I once caught one of their ‘pansies in the field’ holding his hood of his Patagonia in a “kiba dachi” stance while people were casually walking by. The cam quickly panned back in. LOL! Idiots.


32 posted on 01/12/2014 1:23:54 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: UB355

Because we’re all gonna die if every winter cold front doesn’t get a memorable capitalized name like Winter Storm Fry’Shikniqua to help us remember to put on a coat!


33 posted on 01/12/2014 1:24:04 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: UB355

So the Weather Channel feels that the government should coerce Direct TV to buy their service? I guess they feel that people should be mandated to buy things like health insurance? Perhaps the next move is to create a 2,000 page bill that no one in Congress will read before passing and then have John Roberts declare it a tax. Another attempt to corrupt free enterprise.


34 posted on 01/12/2014 1:24:19 PM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: GeronL

The WC meteorologists are gorebal warming nitwits.


35 posted on 01/12/2014 1:24:55 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: UB355

Please... Please.... Get rid of the worthless, Al Roker!


36 posted on 01/12/2014 1:25:19 PM PST by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: UB355

I live in an area where there’s a lot of extreme weather. I have DirecTv. Whenever we have extreme weather we lose the satellite signal. Therefore, I don’t depend on TWC at all. Ever. Besides, DTV now carries WeatherNation, so who needs Comcast/NBC/MSNBC/The Weather Channel?


37 posted on 01/12/2014 1:26:04 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: UB355
DirecTV notes that there are many other ways its customers can get weather forecasts.

And they're right!

38 posted on 01/12/2014 1:26:17 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: UB355

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!


39 posted on 01/12/2014 1:26:52 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: UB355

Very cool, thanks for the info.


40 posted on 01/12/2014 1:26:56 PM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: UB355

Pure scare tactics by the WC. They want DTV to take minimum payments so they can pocket the money and give to Algore and his mob for pushing this hoax. I don’t care if they take it off my DirecTV. In fact, DTV could take about 98% of what is on my channels off and give me back my money too boot.


41 posted on 01/12/2014 1:27:20 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: UB355

I’ve got a local weather channel and I follow Joe Bastardi on twitter. I don’t need the weather channel.


42 posted on 01/12/2014 1:27:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GeronL

The weather channel is kind of egotistic if they think people have no other venue to get weather information from. And isn’t Congress getting involved with private business disputes the last we want?


43 posted on 01/12/2014 1:29:13 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: UB355
Some animals are more equal than others.
44 posted on 01/12/2014 1:29:34 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Capt_Hank

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfRazBKBUc8


45 posted on 01/12/2014 1:29:51 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: cripplecreek
I’ve got a local weather channel

I've got the interwebs.

46 posted on 01/12/2014 1:30:27 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: BenLurkin
This from the clowns who started “naming” cold fronts.

We sneer but it works. I see posts from idiot youts on the internet like "they had to start doing this because climate change made storms so much worse than the old days"

47 posted on 01/12/2014 1:30:40 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Mastador1

apparently they think we are all doomed without their propaganda


48 posted on 01/12/2014 1:31:40 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: UB355

Let em die, TWC is getting payback for being a propaganda tool.
Hooray for Direct TV, I used to be a loyal Dish fan until I got their HDTV upgrade, it never worked correctly, customer service was terrible and I eventually just unhooked everything and went Direct, never been happier, and thats for me in Alaska, Direct gets a better signal than Dish for some reason.


49 posted on 01/12/2014 1:34:27 PM PST by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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To: UB355

As we all know, this dispute is due to globull warming.


50 posted on 01/12/2014 1:34:44 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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